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CORPS OF ENGINEERS CONCERNED WITH SEDIMENT IN MISSOURI RIVER

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Results of a study on the impacts of moving sediment from Yankton’s Lewis & Clark Lake through Gavin’s Point Dam into the Missouri River may be available later this year.

Paul Boyd, a hydraulic engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers Omaha office, says the studies are driven by habitat development:

OC………use it :22

Boyd says the Corps is looking at options for moving the sediment:

OC……engineering study :18

Boyd says a large part of the study is looking at impacts on the river below Gavin’s Point Dam into Iowa and Nebraska:

OC……flood risk :28

Lewis & Clark Lake is rapidly filling, with most of the sediment flowing in from the Niobrara River.

Its estimated the lake could lose most of its capacity by the year 2050.

Thanks to Jerry Oster WNAX